Questions tagged [synchronization]

The process of keeping multiple copies of a dataset, that may or may no reside in different locations, in coherence with one another.

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Which filename extensions are NOT safe to move outside of a syncing Google Drive folder? (because the corresponding Google Docs will be deleted)

When syncing Google Drive to your computer, the following SHORTCUT files will be synced, which link to the online web-based Google Docs documents... .gdoc .gslides .gsheet .gdraw .gtable .gform ...
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How to sync two iCalendar, but invert the free/busy time slots?

I'm looking for a one-way sync server solution for the following use case: Calendar A initiated as 'Free' (available) Calendar B initiated as 'Busy' (unavailable) then, as Calendar A gets populated ...
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Which Google Photos are not on my device?

I have Google Photos app on my phone set up so that every picture I take with my phone ends up also on Google Photos online. Sometimes, however, it asks me if I want to free up space on my phone by ...
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Deleting files from Google Drive

I want to remove files from Google Drive, but I don't want them deleted from my hard drive. when I delete something from Google Drive it tells me that it will also be removed from my computer. I don't ...
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How Syncing affects multiple Gmail accounts

I have multiple Gmail accounts and recently added a GSuite account for a non-profit with which I'm working. I'd like my bookmarks/folders to appear the same on both laptop and desktop computers for ...
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Migrate Google Chats from One Google Account to Another

I have two Google accounts - an old one that I used for a while as a kid, and a new one I opened when I became a working professional and needed a professional-looking personal email address. It's ...
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Google Drive showing device data without my consent [closed]

I signed in three Google accounts on my android phone. In Google account synchronization settings, I unchecked Google Drive so that no data from Google Drive server synced to phone and no data from ...
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Help with a script for google sheets so that both ends of a link can be edited

so I found a great answer to a question that I had about connecting two different spreadsheets with a link that would allow you to edit either one and the other would update, I found a great page on ...
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Help with a two way link script for google sheets

so I found a great answer to a question that I had about connecting two different spreadsheets with a link that would allow you to edit either one and the other would update, and I found this great ...
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Sync Chrome with personal G Suite account

I changed my gmail to a personal G Suite account. I'm the only user and the main reason was to have my personal domain with the G Suite (+ some of the benefits with storage). However I'm struggling ...
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Export / sync shared ’Public’ Facebook events from our Facebook Page with external calendar

We set up a Google calendar for our community years ago and it has proved to be a useful resource for many, especially those who do not use Facebook for whatever reason. However over the past few ...
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Google Drive indigestion over folder I moved from one place to another

I have Google's Backup and Sync (current incarnation of Google Drive for PC) installed on two laptops. In the web interface, on Chrome, I dragged the folder "Tools" to the folder "Automation." On ...
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Is File Stream really supposed to replace Google Drive (Backup and Sync Google)?

Does Google really intend to replace Google Drive (Backup and Sync Google) with File Stream, as I have read? (For example https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/google-launches-drive-file-stream-to-...
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How do I sync Outlook calendars to Google Calendar? [duplicate]

I've found plenty of instructions on how to add Google Calendar to Outlook (via ics links) but nothing on how to do it the other way around, which is what I want. How do I share an Outlook calendar ...
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Control/limit file versions for lage files in Nextcloud

For security reasons, I'm packing extra sensitive information in Veracrypt containers before uploading them to my Nextcloud. I see my Nextcloud growing, since a small change inside the container ...
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How to sync Google Contacts with Outlook 365 contacts?

Is it possible to sync Google Contacts with Outlook 365 contacts?
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To share current Google Calendar to another Gmail account?

I know how you can export your calendar but I do not know how you can synchronise your Google Calendar to another of your Gmail accounts.
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How to migrate big folder from one Google Drive to another

My GDrive account is too full: 172 GB. Since I cannot purchase 200 GB subscription (there are only 100 GB or 1TB). I decided to balance out some big folders to my second google account — all ...
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Is there a way to synchronise 'attending' Facebook events with Google Calendar?

There is a way to sync all Facebook events with Google Calendar: Synchronising Facebook events with Google Calendar but I couldn't find a way to sync only attending events. Is there a way to do so?
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How to backup and restore Google Docs files?

If I download Google Docs or Google Sheets files from Google Drive to a local hard disk using rclone or Google Takeout, I end up getting files in MS Office format (.docx., .xlsx etc.). Now, I can ...
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Google Backup&Sync and Photos - double quota hit?

I switched from using Google Drive+Photos Uploader to Google Backup&Sync. I select my photos folder to sync, and also select to upload photos to Google Photos as well. Now in Google Drive I have ...
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Managing pictures with Google Backup and Sync, Photos and Drive

I recently bought more storage from Google Drive because I intend to have a cloud backup of all my documents and photos, but I am having trouble understanding how syncing works for photos between ...
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How to synchronise a folder from GitHub repository branch upon commit to a Dropbox directory?

I have a GitHub repository with multiple branches that I and others regularly commit to, but I'm only interested in the master branch here. Whenever this is committed to, I want to sync new and ...
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Restoring previous file versions through Google Drive

I have an InDesign file that I've been working on that is stored in my Google Drive folder. I am trying to restore it to a previous version. However I see no option for it based on what I read online....
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Sync Google Docs Action Items with Google Tasks

In Google Docs (as well as Sheets and Slides), one can assign an "action item" (e.g. some to-do) to another person by marking him/her in a comment (link). Also, there is the "Google Tasks" feature ...
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How to sync Office 365 / Google Apps calendars because Google Assistant can't access calendar?

I decided last week to move off of iOS and picked up a new Google Pixel. My Google login account is a paid Google Apps account associated with my primary email address. I no longer use Google Apps for ...
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Synchronising one Yahoo! email account from another Yahoo! account?

I had connected a Yahoo! email (account 1) under another Yahoo! email (account 2). I accessed account 1 almost exclusively through this connection through account 2. Apparently, during the data ...
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Share Calendar with two Google accounts

I have two Google accounts, say Account1 and Account2. I use and maintain a single calendar from Account1. Each time I'm in Account2 and need to add a calendar event, I log out of Account2 then into ...
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How Drive synchronization works when we share a file?

I would ask you a question about the design of Google Drive in terms of synchronization of files among users. Let me describe a simple scenario with the usual Alice (A) and Bob (B) personas. A ...
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How to sync Last.fm loved tracks with Google Music liked

Google Music has a nice feature to automatically download the liked tracks. I have a long history of loved tracks in Last.fm and want to have them all in my devices. I'm also using MusicBee in my ...
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Can I use Google Calendar to manage absences and sick notes for a micro-school?

Context: I'm starting a micro-school for 30-50 students. We want to manage absences and sick notes electronically. Parents should be able to schedule future absences and excuse past absences for their ...
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Amazon Cloud Drive for photo backup - how does it handle edited photos?

I backed up all my photographs to my cloud drive and then found that there's no way to synchronise photos so they continue to stay updated. (Also read this thread). I know that you can drag a file ...
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How Google Photos synchronization works with Google Drive?

When you allow; Your mobile or desktop synchronize photos to your google+, google photos. These photos can show into your account drive within a folder called google photos. Now when you synchronize ...
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Two-way sync with Google Photos?

I am using Google Photos and quite happy with it, including the option to automatically upload images from both my phone and my camera (via a computer). However, I am uncomfortable with all those ...
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Keep multiple sheets synchronised (both ways)

I need to have multiple Google Sheets be synced both ways. For example: I have a "master" sheet that has all of my information. And then I have multiple "filtered" sheets. Each filtered sheet only ...
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Google Photos Backup Size

I am sure that you all know that Google offers the free backup of photos through their Google Photos App. I've since found out that the free backup, as Google advertises, with reduced photo quality ...
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Encrypt selected data only in Google Contacts?

Is there a way to have let's say an online CRM platform sync its contact details in realtime with Google Contacts, but hide the contact's phone numbers or encrypt them for certain users of the CRM ...
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Sync Office 365 calendar to Google calendar

I could not find an up to date question about how to sync an Office 365 calendar to Google calendar. I do not wan't to use an application designed to use the desktop version of Outlook like OggSync ...
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Copying data to *and from* another sheet based on the month of a date

This is a follow-up to Copying data to another sheet based on the month of a date, with a different requirement: instead of one-way data transfer (from Master sheet to others), two-directional ...
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How does Google Drive bi-directional synchronization work?

I have my Google Drive synchronized with my computer folder (Google Drive) on windows PC. What happens if I delete one file in my online Google Drive interface in browser? What happens if I delete ...
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Create unsyncable (online only) Google Drive folder

I created a folder in Google Drive, which synced to all my devices. Then I decided to make it Online Only. Instead of going into each device → preferences → unchecking this folder from the sync list, ...
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Syncing Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote?

Does anyone know a way to sync Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote? If syncing is not possible, then even triggering a backup would be nice. I know that IFTTT and Zapier can copy from Evernote, but I ...
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Google Calendar not syncing calendars that have been added by URL with Windows 10 Calendar

I have several calendars that are externally managed, and I have imported them into my Google Calendar using the "Add by URL" option. I have signed into my Google account within the Windows 10 ...
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Twitter accounts with Facebook fan pages

I have number of fan pages on my Facebook account. I am trying to get a Twitter account for each page, but because I already have my own Twitter account it will not let me connect the fan page ...
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How can I have two-way sync between Dropbox 'Camera uploads' and my phone?

When I take a photo using my phone, it is automatically uploaded to 'Camera Uploads' folder in my Dropbox. But when I delete the photo from my phone, it is still in the Dropbox folder. Is there any ...
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Can I use Google Calendar's website to edit an Exchange calendar?

I want to be able to edit an Exchange calendar with the Google Calendar website, but so far I have only been able to view the Exchange calendar (by going to "Other Calendars" in the Google Calendar ...
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Dropbox web vs desktop sync

I have a folder named MyFolder in the Web-Dropbox. I downloaded the desktop version of Dropbox and installed it. The Desktop-Dropbox folder contains a folder named MyFolder but its contents are not ...
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How to keep receiving emails with same address from places I cannot remember right now?

My college is using Gmail. The format of my address is myname@student.college.edu. There is no way I will remember everyone I gave this email to. How can I keep receiving emails sent to this address? ...
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I want to exclude certain local folders with Google Drive but I *keep* them on the computer

Using Google Drive on Windows (although I think the same question applies to OS/X) I want to exclude certain local folders but keep them on the computer. When I go to Drive preferences and deselect ...
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Why can't I keep local Google docs to use offline when using syncing?

I want to sync most of my files. But there are some files that I don't want to sync up to the Google server. But I still want the ability to open them locally on my hard drive via the local Google ...